Tawbah: treading the path of paradise -- by Yasmin Mogahed

The writing is taken from the website of sister Yasmin Mogahed

Tawbah: treading the path of paradise
The man knew he was nearing his death. Because he had committed innumerable sins, he was terrified to meet his Lord. Upon his death, the man said to his children: "If my Lord takes possession of me, He will punish me in a manner in which He has punished no one else." In his fear, the man asked his children to burn his body after his death and scatter his remains.
And so after his death, the man was cremated. But then God said to the earth: "Produce what you have taken." When the man came before God, God said to him: "What induced you to do what you did?" The man replied, "It was out of fear of you, oh my Lord." And because of that, he was forgiven [from Hadith Qudsi 32, Bukhari & Muslim].

Shaitan's Speech in the Day of Judgement

And Satan will say when the matter has been concluded, 

"Indeed, Allah had promised you the promise of truth. And I promised you, but I betrayed you. 
But I had no authority over you except that I invited you, and you responded to me. 
So do not blame me; but blame yourselves. I cannot be called to your aid, nor can you be called to my aid. 
Indeed, I deny your association of me [with Allah] before.
Indeed, for the wrongdoers is a painful punishment."

[Al Quran, Surah Al Ibrahim, 14:22]